Low Maintenance Paints Boston MA
Paint by the Numbers
A lot of today's exterior siding, trim and accent materials promise ease of maintenance - and many tell you that you'll never have to paint them. And even if a new paint job isn't necessary, maybe you'll want to shake up the look a little bit. But can you use the same brand and kind of paint on your fiber-cement siding that you used on your cellular PVC trim? And what kind of paint works best on factory-finished aluminum window frames? Now more than ever, home exteriors are made up of combinations of various different substrates.
It can be hard for professional painters to know what to use, and do-it-yourselfers may not realize the substrates are paintable to begin with. That is why the people at the Paint Quality Institute have introduced a new brochure, entitled Painting Today's New Substrates, to educate consumers and contractors alike. The brochure explains several substrates and the best way to paint them. From aluminum, vinyl, PVC, fiberglass, synthetic stone, fiber cement, EIFS (exterior insulation and finishing systems) and polyester, readers will learn proper preparation, priming and painting techniques. Proper emphasis is placed on paint properties and which type of paint is best for each material, and the proper tools are detailed for each stage and substrate.
The PQI was established in 1989 as an educational arm of the Rohm Thu, 01 May 2003 00:00:00 By Smart-Homeowner Staff Organic Semantics http://www.smart-homeowner.com/node/8404
From high school chemistry, you may recall that an organic compound is one that contains carbon. That makes DDT organic. Beyond the chemistry lab, the term has been generally applied to plants grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers; more recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set standards as to exactly what "organically grown" means. "Organic" fertilizers are all-natural and minimally processed, but not all are necessarily allowable for plants labeled "organically grown." Some of those that are allowed have the OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) label.